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How do I rig a light bulb in my dogs house for warmth? Answered

I want to rig a light bulb in my dogs' house so he can keep warm.  I want to put some kind of wire cage around the bulb so he doesn't get burned on it.  I also want to put the cord running to the wall outlet outside in some kind of cover so he doesn't chew the wire.



Answer 9 years ago

They wont provide much heat  they're leds !

For heat id say mount a lightbulb or two at the sides or underneath the dog house as heat rises.

For the cable get any insulated cable run it from the lightbulb to a plug socket in your house (how my shed gets power)


9 years ago

we did something like this for one of my cats.  we have a ceiling with a heat lamp that doesn't hang down so she wont burn herself and we put a thermostat in side so you can set it to turn off and keep the box at a constant temperature but for this to have a real affect on the temp you will have to insulate the box which means you could run the wire threw the wall.  then you could put a roof over to protect everything